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Epilepsy Management Requires Substantial Commitment From Dog Owners

Epilepsy Management Requires Substantial Commitment From Dog Owners

Canine epilepsy researchers at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine recently conducted an online survey to question owners of epileptic pets on multiple aspects of managing the disease. Results of the survey were published recently in the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. The survey, consisting of 59 questions, was available […]

Anthem Cracks Down on ER Visits

Anthem Cracks Down on ER Visits

Insurer will only pay for what it deems an emergency   Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, the nation’s largest health insurer, is expanding its policy of not paying for emergency room (ER) care that it decides was not an emergency.   If you are enrolled in an individual Anthem plan in New Hampshire, Indiana or […]

Research reveals how brains develop the right mix of cells

Research reveals how brains develop the right mix of cells

Scientists have discovered a mechanism that controls the mix of cells in the developing brain, which could help us to understand and treat conditions such as epilepsy.   Broadly speaking, our brains contain two types of nerve cells or ‘neurons’: excitatory neurons, which increase activity in other neurons, and inhibitory interneurons, which dampen activity between […]

Partnering to improve patient-neurologist dialogue about epilepsy

Partnering to improve patient-neurologist dialogue about epilepsy

Digital Health Solutions, Child Neurology Foundation and Greenwich Biosciences begin work to create high-tech risk-screening tool    Experts in academia, patient advocacy and the health care industry have begun a partnership to improve communication about epilepsy between pediatricians, pediatric neurologists and the families of pediatric patients.   Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes seizures. […]

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